Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Bessie / Gabrielle Ray – The Casino Girl – The Richmond Herald – Saturday 14th December 1901

Miss Bessie Ray, with whose performance as a child in pantomime all Richmond was delighted is a big girl now and has taken unto herself the name of Gabrielle as a Christian appellation in place of the homely Bessie. As a rule, artistes who achieve any success stick to the name associated with their success to the end of their days. Miss Ray, however, has chosen to do otherwise, and who shall question the right of so saucy a damsel to please herself. There is one thing the young lady appears to be conservative about, and that is her wearing apparel – for Gabrielle’s frocks in “The Casino Girl” must surely have been made for Bessie when Bessie was a very little girl.

The Richmond Herald Saturday – 14th December 1901


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Bessie Ray – The Belle of New York – Richmond Herald – Saturday 4th May 1901

The return visit of “The Belle of New York” will doubtless be welcomed by Richmond playgoers, and especially so when they know that it has been arranged that two old favourites are to appear in it. Miss Empsie Bowman as the Belle, and Miss Bessie Ray as a Bowery Girl. The Company is Mr. Ben Greet’s, and nothing more need be said to satisfy the public that the quality of the artistes and the mounting of the play will be all that it should be.


The Richmond Herald – Saturday 4th May 1901

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